Research Methodology in Applied Economics / Edition 2 available in Hardcover
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Focused attention on how to organize and conduct research canincrease the efficiency of the research process and its outcomes.The second edition of Research Methodology in AppliedEconomics provides time-tested guidelines to instruct graduatestudents in the research process.
Emphasizing research methodology as it applies to economics,Ethridge provides (1) an overview of the conceptual andphilosophical basis of research methodology and (2) proceduralguidelines on designing, coordinating, and conducting researchprojects. This textbook integrates philosophies, concepts, andprocedures in research methodology, adding practical tips such ashow to write a research proposal, how to apply for funding, and howto write reports that effectively present research. This editionupdates and increases the use of relevant examples fortoday’s students, faculty, and researchers
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About the Author
Don E. Ethridge, Ph.D., is chairman and professor, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Texas Tech University, Lubbock. He has been a student of research methodology for many years and has extensive experience conducting all types of economic research.
Table of Contents
Chapters 1-4 The definitional, conceptual, and philosophical aspects of research methodology. Chapters 2 through 4 define terms and concepts, examine the research process, and consider how research and methodology are related to science, knowledge, objectivity, prediction, induction, deduction, and philosophic beliefs, helping readers understand, rationalize, and justify the process
Chapters 5-9 the procedural aspects of research methodology. Devoted primarily to planning and organizing a research project, this section begins with an overview of the research project plan and proceeds to chapters organized around major elements of the research proposal. Substantive topics such as suggestions and perspectives on writing, seeking funding support for research, and data collecting are included in the chapters or as appendices
Chapter 10 the reporting of the research